Sister Donna Vanewday

What is your full Sister name?
Sister Donna Vanewday

Mistress of the Morning Wood

Date you joined the order?
November 2012

What is your lay occupation?
Fixer of the broken and savior of the stressed. I do support for a software company.

Date of birth?
I sprang, fully formed, from the three way collision of a tiny car full of clowns with big feet, a van full of Nuns with love for their community, and a semi truck full of glitter with a big hairy daddy bear driver. I never did get his name…

Home town?
Portland is the city I’m lucky enough to call home. After moving here in 2012 I fell in love with the variety it has to offer. Food from all over the world, and all the nature you can handle!

When did you discover your calling?
The very first seed were planted in me before I knew it… Hehe *snicker* Innuendo is fun.
But really, I saw a video of a Sister on Youtube and was shocked and intrigued. I realized later that the idea of becoming a Sister had been rolling around in my head for a while, and when it finally made itself known to me I knew immediately I would do it. That was sometime in late 2011

Big Sister/Mother in the order?
Sister Krissy Fiction, The Nun that got nailed

Why did you join?
Because a little voice in my head kept telling me “You can do that.”
Then it would say “Think of all the people you could help!”
Then came the clincher, “You’d look fabulous in purple!”
I joined because I want to be the one telling people they are beautiful and lovable just as they are.

Religious beliefs (if any)?
No matter what anyone believes, nobody can be 100% certain of any afterlife. So always keep an open mind, accept into yourself what resonates with you, and let the rest go without judgement of yourself or anyone else.

Major projects with the Order?
My Novice Project was “Out and Proud, Out Loud”, it was a celbration for National Coming Out Day. We gave people the opportunity to share their coming out stories and to be supported by their community.

Rules by which I live
Be a good person, even if nobody’s watching.
Do what you can to help others, it never hurts to be nice.

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